Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2017. via Cambridge U Press: The Haitian Revolution may have galvanized subjects of French empire in the Americas and Africa struggling to define freedom and 'Frenchness' for themselves, but Lorelle Semley reveals that this event was just one moment in a … Continue reading BOOK: Semley on Citizenship in the French Atlantic
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Lorelle D. Semley, “To Live and Die, Free and French Toussaint Louverture’s 1801 Constitution and the Original Challenge of Black Citizenship.” Radical History Review 2013, no. 115 (2013): 65–90. Abstract: "Haiti was not yet born when Toussaint Louverture wrote his 1801 Constitution as governor-general of the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Louverture declared loyalty to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”
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